[Manuscript Bidsheet for an 1877 Cuban Slave Auction]. Cuba, Slavery.

[Manuscript Bidsheet for an 1877 Cuban Slave Auction]

[Havana: 1877]. [1]p., on a bifolium. Removed from a a bound volume, with unobtrusive stabholes at gutter margin. Light wear at edges; light dust soiling and damp staining. Very good. Item #2027

Remarkable bidsheet submitted by a Cuban business in response to a newspaper advertisement for an auction of slaves for hire held in Havana during November 1877. The firm, Jado Sarasúa y Compañia, writes that, "Enterada del anuncio publicado en la Gaceta fecha 9 del corriente para el arrendamineto en publica subasta de los esclavos existentes en el Asilo de San Jose, pertenecientesa Bienes Embargados, y sujentadose en un todo al pliego de Condiciones inserto en la misma Gaceta, hace la siguente proposicion." Below is a list of fourteen slaves, mostly women, and the prices that the company is willing to offer for the slaves being rented, ranging from ten to seventeen pesos per month. Signed and dated at the bottom, "Habana, Noviembre 14 de 1877."

Price: $650.00